AMC Orders Animated Drama Series Pantheon


Pantheon, an animated drama series based on short stories written by Ken Liu, has been greenlit by AMC.

Produced by AMC Studios, the speculative-fiction series has received a two-season order. The first season of Pantheon will focus on Maddie, a bullied teen who receives mysterious help from an online stranger that turns out to be her recently deceased father, David. David, whose consciousness was uploaded to the Cloud in an experimental destructive brain scan, turns out to be the first “Uploaded Intelligence” or “UI,” as a conspiracy unfolds that threatens to start a new kind of global war.

Craig Silverstein (Turn, Nikita, Terra Nova) will serve as the series’ writer, creator and showrunner, while Liu will serve as a consulting producer. The animation production company Titmouse is also attached.

Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios, said: “Pantheon is an entertaining and provocative series about personal relationships and what happens to them when the boundary of life is removed from the human condition. And we’re looking to push other boundaries here too, in making an animated drama that aims to be every bit as moving, immersive and visceral as any premium, live-action scripted series. We are fortunate to have incredible source material from Ken Liu, one of the most celebrated science fiction writers at work today, and we are delighted to once again be working with Craig Silverstein. Both of these writers know how to weave the intimate and the epic into a powerful tale.”